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CASH BHWtT IN TEEASTJBY VAULTS.
Th Cramp for Currency Brought Abont
by the Redemption of the 4 l- Per
Cent. Bonds Shipping Statistics Show
That Onr Vessels Outlast Those ot the
English Nt-w Army Tactics Approred
by General Schofieia The President
Called I'pim by Noted Physicians.
WASHlXGTOS.Sept. 25. Less. than $1,000,
000 in currency available for business in
the vaults of the treasury at Washington
Was the condition that confronted treas
ury officials yesterday. In the aub-treas-Bry
at New York there is f5,OOO,O0O in
currency and in the various sub-treasuries
H.&00.000 more, making in all 10,500,000
In currency. There is now in-the course
of redemption $3,500,000 in currency, which
makes a grand total of f 13, 000,000 in cur
ency. The net balance as ehown by the
treasury statement is H5,000,00(R Included
in this is $14,000,000 in bank depositories,
and f 17,000,000 in subsidiary silver, leav
ing the available balance, as stated, be
tween 13,000,000 and 114,000,000. This
statement does not include the JlOO.OOo,
000 gold reserve which Secretary Foster
has stated at various times he could use
in case of necessity, nor does it include
gold or silver coin in the treasury. It in
cludes only the currency available for cur
They Had to ITnMle.
It is stated on good authority that dur
ing the present week treasury officials
have had to 'hustle" to get together suf
ficient currency to meet demand drafts
and that where practicable drafts have
been drawn on the snb-treasury at Xew
York to avoid curtailing the small cur
rency balance in the treasury department.
Money has also been transferred by ex
press and telegraph to points removed
from sub-treasuries to meet urgent de
mands, as the treasury could not afford to
have funds remain idle at small points.
This "cramp" for currency is brought
about by the redemption of 4,4 per cent,
bonds, more than (16.000,000 of which have
been redeemed d tiring the present month,
and also to tha falling off of custom re
ceipts, which show a decrease of abont 30
per cent, during the present month over
the same month last year.
The 4 1-8 Per Cents.
Pension payments have also fienred in
reducing the available currency, (7,503,009
haviDg been paid out on this account.
There now remains but (9,000,000 4's' per
cent, bonds to be either redeemed or con
tinued and when these are disposed of it
is thought the available currency iu the
treasury will rapidly increase. Of the
$9,000,000 44 per cent, bonds it is believed
that about (7,0uo 000 will he presented for
redemption. While the treasury depart
ment is, therefore, at this time having a
tight time to find currency to transact its
business, the pressure will soon be re
moved and matters move along as
smoothly as they have for some time
OUR SHIPPING INTERESTS.
Statistics Showing That American Ves
sels Outlast the English.
Washington-, Sept. 25. Captain Bates,
commissioner of navigation, will as usual
make bis annual report to the secretary
of the treasury a strong presentation ot
bis views in fRvor of legislation for pro
moting American shipping by grants
from the treasury and by protective legis
lation. He will give a review of the his
tory and effects of protective shipping
legislation and legislation of an opposite
character for a century. He has prepared
some interesting statistics comparing the
survival and durability of British and
American built vessels of wood and iron,
sail and steam, and his figures s?em to
show that American vessels outlast the
English, in spite of the prejudice in favor
of English builders and the heavy dis
criminations of English underwriters
against our crafts.
The Captain's First Aim.
Captain Bates will devote considerable
attention to the question of insurance dis
crimination and its effect in raising the
running expenses of American vessels
and maintaining the supremacy of the
English. His first aim is to set his ideas
on these subjects clearly before congress
and the public. He will be ready to put
some of them in bill form if congress re
development of the Skirmish Drill.
Wabhixctox, Sept. y5. Major General
Bchofield has approved the new army
tactics, and when they receive the ap
proval of the secretary of war, steps will
be taken at once to put them in operation.
Briefly described, the general scheme is a
development of the skirmish drill to its
highest point. Every man in line of battle
belongs to a squad constituting a unit of
force to be bandied with many others as a
whole. There is to be no such a thing as
"driving in the skirmish line," bnt on the
contrary, with every increase of the op
posing force the skirmish line is to be
Strengthened, but the line of battle is to
trrow by accretion and to advance at all
times until the whole army is engaged.
The result is expected to be short, sharp,
decisive engagements, and battles are to
be won and lost by tb6 first onslaught.
Female Examiners Appointed.
Washington, Sept. 25. At last the
crrii service commission have two
women for examiners. Chief Examiner
Be Lang, of the treasury honored the
Commissioners' latest requisition by send
Miss Augusta rattand Miss Caroline
F. Dreischeimer to the vacancies formerly
filled by men alone. Miss Pratt is a
graduate of the State Xormal school of
Minnesota, and has been a clerk in the
treasury for a good while. Miss Dreisc
heimer was graduated from one of the
high schools of Ohio, and served for some
time as an assistant in the probate clerk's
office before coming to Washington.
Will Take a Big Pile.
Washington, Sept. 25. Secretary Fos
ter said yesterday afternoon that he esti
mated that it would require about (2,000,
D00 to refund excessive duties paid by im
porters on hat - material. The cases are
now in the course of feliquidation by gov
ernment appraisers at Sew York. The
basis of reliijuidation is the decision of
the court in the Philadelphia bat trim
ming cases. tJ
Must Pay the Itnty Again.
Washington, Sept. 25. Hugh K. Mc
Donald, of Chicago, is likely to have to
pay duty a second tima on his gun. He
loan! bis iu.fwrted hunting gun to a
friet d who took it over into Canada and
sent it by ex press to Port Huron. When
it ar-ived there the collector of customs
demanded tariff on it. A statement that
it ba-i already paid duty once when it waa
originally imported did not belptbe situa
tion, and the collector insisted. Then Mc-
Doni Id appealed to the treasury depart
ment, and the department has replied
gently but firmly that the gun. must pay
duty again if it comes in. '
Interesting Document Cnearthed.
W-iSHISGTOS, Sept. 25. One of the deal
ers in second-hand books' in this city has
unearthed a curious old document in the
ehapt of a subscription list, written on a
long parchment and bearing date in tne
year 1774, in which George Washington,
Charles Carroll, imam tilery, and sev
eral other more or less notable Americans
bind themselves by their autographs
to pay -the various sums set opposite
their names in pounds,shillings, and pence
towar J the expense of cleaning the bed of
the Potomac river. '
Physicians Visit the President.
Washington, Sept. 25. Yesterday's
session of the physicians' congress was
well a .tended and many subjects of great
interest to the medical fraternity were
ably ciscussed. At 2:15 in the afternoon
the mtmbers of the congress proceeded to
the ext-cutive mansion and were received
by tbo president. The reception took
place ii the east room. Dr. Mitchell, pre
sident of the congress, was first intro
duced to the members of the congress as
they thook hands with the president.
FATAL ACt. 5 DENTS.
Four People Lose Their Lives
at a Celebration.
AJJ IMPROVISED CANNON EXPLODES,
rost masters Appointed.
WaS'IISGTON. Sept. 25. Presidential
postmasters have been appointed as fol
lows: Edward L. Ives. Manning, la.;
Miss Annie D. Matthews, Obebolt, la.:
Charles G. Perkins, Onawa, la.; T. Ed
ward Vest, Loyneer, Mich.
Minister Egau Not Keralled.
Washington, Sept. 25. Assistant Sec
retary Vbarton denies the report thst
Minister Egan in Chili has been recalled.
Mr. Wl arton said that no steps whatever
looking to such action have been taken.
NANCY HANKS' FEAT.
The Ctlebrated Horse Makes a Mils
in S: 1-4.
CAMruiDGE ClTr. Ind , Sept. 2 Thurs
day was one of the best days t he Cambriclgs
City Driving park has had for years.
Four thousand people saw Xancy. Hanks
lower her record of 2:12 to 2:00V- The
milo by quarters being 0:32si, 1:04, 1:30
and 2:05'V- She was going better than a
2:08 clip to the half when her runuer fell,
breaking bis neck, but not hurting the
driver seriously. Budd Doble. the driver
of Nancy Hanks, says but for the un
fortunate accident at the half mile pole
he is coLfident that a 2:0V mark would
have betn made. Doble received a tre
mendous ovation and it was fully half an
hour before the crowd could lie quieted
down to rnything like order.
Alli-rton and Nelson Matched.
INDEPENDENCE, Ia., Sept. 25. C. W.
Williams vesterd;iy wired an acceptance
of Den J. leather s proposition to match
Allerton und .Nelson for a purse of tlO.000,
the winntr to take the whole amount and
the race to occur Oct. 0. at Grand Kapids,
Lexington, Ky., Sept. 25 The Ken
tucky Tr jttiug Horse Breeders' associa
tion will give t's.OOO for a race betwetn
JCancy Hanks and Allerton. to take place
at its coming meeting next month, the
winner to get all the money. Wiliiams,
the owner of Allerton, has agreed to the
The W a r FeelinK (.rowing iu France.
London, Sept. 25. The bulk of the
French newspapers give a churlish recep
tion to the decree commanding the relaxa
tion of Alsace-Lorraine passport regula
tions. Thy are of the avowed opinion
that Gem any was only forced to act ot
justice by c ire urn stances. The Chronicle's
Paris correspondent, indeed, declares that
the feeling that war is imminent is grow
ing hourly in France, and that this opin
ion is mo-e or less opeuly expressed at
every embassy in Paris.
Secret Meeting of Glass Manufacturers
CoLl'MBl"-?, Ohio, Sept. 23 A secret
meeting cf the glass manufacturers of the
country is I einji held here. Representa
tives are h- re from Pittsburg, Wheeling,
Chicago, 0:tawa, Fiudlav and other
points. Thr session is au important one
and its obje -t is nnderstood to be to form
some kind c f a combination to control the
prices of tl e product. This, however, is
denied by n.embers of the association, but
they decline to give anv details.
New York. Sept. 25 The Piaza bank.
Plaza hotel. Fifty-eighth street and Fifth
avenue, will open for business Oct. 15. It
will be as distinctly a millionaires' bank
as the Metre politan club is a club of mill
ionaires. It has on its list of stockhold
ers a greater number of millionaires than
any other sh lilar institution in this conn
try. The cc-m blued wealth of the men
backing the new bauk is probably 15J0,-
Deat a of a Prize Fighter.
Norfolk, Va , Sept. 25. The sporting
fraternity, of this city, was shocked yester
day to hear of the sudden death of John
Williams, of Philadelphia, who has been
training near Ocean View for some time
to fight Wongo, the Indian, on Oct. 25.
Williams ba 1 been working hard, and
yesterday mtrning ran a mile in the hot
sun which was too much for hitn, and he
became overleated and died from the of
jects about nodn.
Italian iVomen Counterfeiter.
NEW York, Sept. 25. Rosalina Costaialo
and Francesca Lorano, two Italian women
residing at 63 Catherine street, were ar
rested yesterdi.y charged with manufact
uring counterieit 5-cent nickels. In their
apartments ere found five molds and
forty spurious nickels. The women were
held by Commissioner Shields in 42,000
bail each for examination to-day.
Bloomingto:.-, III., Sept. 25. Edmund
O'Connell, of this city, president of the
Irish-American Republican league of
Illinois, yesterday issued a call for the
first state com ention of that body to be
held in Springfield on Oct. 23. The basis
of representation; will be one delegate for
each twent j-fi e members in each local
Suicide "f a Civil Engineer.
New Yoke, -sept. 25. O. M. Blunt, a
civil engiuee-, well known in the upper
part oi this state, committed suicide by
hanging jestert ay morning at his board
ing house, S Pacific street, Brooklyn.
Causing Death and Injury to a Large
Number of People at Newark, N. J .
A Collision on the Pittsburg and West
ern Railroad Results in the Killing of
Five People A Number of Others se
riously Iujnred in the Wreck Fright
ful Fall of a Bricklayer.
NEWARK, X. J., Sept. 25. Four persons
were killed and over twenty injured last
night by the explosion of an improvised
cannon. The Italian quarter was de-orated
with Italian flngs and streamers and
the houses of the neighborhood were brill
iantly lighted with Chinese lanterns in
honor of St. Rocas Day. A number of
fireworks were also exploded. Among the
latter was a piece of gas pipe filled with
dynamite, which was tired at about 10:30
o'clock, and before the detonalious had
died away the air was filled with shrieks.
List or the bead.
Cries and groans of pain came from
nearly thirty people who bad been injured
by the explosion of the gas pipe. The dead
are: Michael O'Neill, a boy named Carin,
a boy u tuned Murray, and Harris Buck
man. Seventeen injured Italians are at
the hospital, some of whom are certain to
die. It is believed that many wounded
persons, and possibly some of the dead,
were removed by friends to their homes
from the scene of the explosion.
Disaster on the rail.
Six Italian laborers Killed and Eight
PlTTsr.vito, Sept. 25 By a rear-end col
lision near McKims station, on the Pitts
burg and Western railway, at B o'clock
yesterday morning, five men were killed
outright and eight seriously injured, one
of whom died en route to the hospital in
Allegheny City. About 6 o'clock a work
train started from North Sewickley.forly
three miles from Pittsburg, to go to Mc
Kims. About t wenty-tive laborers. Fins
and Italians, were on board.
Crushed in the Wreck.
An unusually dense ton obscured all
view of t he track. Regular No. 5'1, En
gineer Willars lollowing, ran into the
work train with terrible force. The work
train was swept from the track and the
laborers and train were crushed in the
wreck. John Houghton, engineer of the
work train, is among the dead. The la
borers killed were known only by num
bers. Oi the injured who were brought to
Allegheny treneral hospital John Mackey.
William Mackey, John Ycupenny and
Mike Yuntert-t were able to give tue.r
names. '1 he others are unconscious and
iu a critical condition.
Two Tramps Burned to Death.
DavtoX, O , ept. 25. A horrifying
spectacie was presented to the gfize of
searchers yeslerday ia the ruins of a barn
which burned Monday night tea miles
north of here. Led by the sickening odr
of fleh to make an investigation, the
searchers discovered the charred bones
and partly incinerated remains of two
bodies, evidently those of some helpless
persons who bad perished in the flames.
Although identification was impossible,
it was established that the remains were
those of human brings. The theory is
that they were tramps, who set the place
on fire by smoking, aud then were unable
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
TlONESTA, Pa., Sept. 25. The boiler of
Buslin"s new saw-mill at Bear Creek,
twelve milis from thi9 place, exploded
yesterd-iy morning, completely demolish
ing the mill and instantly killing J. Elva
Berliu, James Conger, and Charles B.
Grf'Ve, ail wejl known lumbermen. The
bjdies of Grove and Berlin were horribly
mangled, while that of Conger, although
biowu fully 20J feet, was but little
Fell from the Ninth Mory.
SAX Fuascisco, Sept. 25. Shortly be
fore noon yesterday William Martiuke, a
bricklayer employed on the new Crocker
building, corner of Montgomery and
Market street , fell from the ninth story.
a distance of 100 feet, and was crushed to
Perished in the Flames.
ASDALI'SIA, Ua.. Sept. 25. The county
jail was destroyed by fire and all the
prisoners except Peter Jackson were re
moved in safety. Jackson was in lor
murder and was locked in an iron cage.
The cries of the man were hideous.
USING THE BOYCOTT.
How Fx-President Moffat Gets Back at
the Rio Grande Road.
Denver, Sept. 25. Ex-President Mtf
fatt, of the Rio Grande, has begun as ac
tive boycott of that road. Hp has directed
that all ores from the Maid of Erin, Hen
rietta, Louisville and Adams properties
in Leadville be shipded via the Lmon
Pacific road. MotTatt's mines produce
53 per cent, of the ores of the Carbonate
camp, which nets the railroad company
fl,000 per day. The above has been con-
nrmett ty Air. ai on ait. it is statea mat
friends of George Cook are urging upon
Mr. Cappel his appointment as general
manager as a reason that he can control
the output of the Leadville mines, Mof-
Russia's Gloomy Crop Prospect.
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 25. Extremely
unfavorable reports are received here re
garding the crop prospects throughout
the empire, bix provinces report a prob
able failure of crops, while in several
others tbey wiil be much below the aver
age. Moscow advices say that a destruct
ive worm baa made its appearance in that
province. Lnless these accounts are ex
aggerated there Is every probability ot a
return of the famine next year.
Will Meet Next in Portland, Or.
ST. Lotus, Sept. 25. At yesterday's ses-
of the sovereign grand lodge a vote was
taken on place of meeting for the seventy
third encampment. Three cities were in
the field. Portland,' Or., carried off the
plum with i8 votes against 68 for Atlantic
City, K. J , and 16 lor AiuwauKee.
Races at Garfield Park.
Chicago, Sept. 25. Yesterday's races at
Sarfield park resulted as follows: Cns
nins. 6 furlonirs. 1:16V: Ernest. 1 1-16
miles. 1:4 V,; Governor Ross, 1 mile.
1:43V; Guido, 1 1-16 miles, 1:4; Bob For
rester, 6 furlongs, 1:18; Bolster, 6 fur
If . K 3 X . X
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